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Catharanthus roseus, Vinca rosea, Madagascar Periwinkle, Vinca

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Catharanthus roseus, Vinca rosea

Madagascar Periwinkle, Vinca
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Madagascar
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersIrritatingEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

As many other plants of the dogbane family, the Vincas are poisonous, although mildly. There are also 2 drugs extracted from it: vinblastine (used in the treatment of Hodgkins' disease) and vincristine (used in the treatment of leukemia). They need warmth, and limited water and fertilizer to bloom abundantly.

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